Jason MacDonald's "Cape Breton Kitchen Party" with Anita MacDonald and Adam Young
Jason MacDonald's passion for music plays out in a driving acoustic fashion with energy, wonderful storytelling and a warm personality that connects immediately with his audience. With award nominations following his two recordings and most recently a 2009 Top Honours in the Indie International Songwriters Contest plus an Independent Singer-Songwriter Assoc. nomination under his belt, Jason is about to add another chapter to the rich musical heritage of his Cape Breton home.
Anita MacDonald is an accomplished musician, dancer, and Gaelic singer from Little Narrows, Cape Breton. She began stepdancing at age four and has wowed audiences with her impeccable timing and neatly choreographed steps. Anita's fiddle playing has a distinctive sound that comes from her influences and variations on tunes that she has learned over the years from her musicalfamily and teachers. She is the granddaughter of Little Narrows fiddler and guitarist, Charlie Ellis, and noted fiddle player and composer Raymond Ellis is her grand uncle. Anita's passion for Cape Breton music has inspired her to work extensively with the cultural component of Féis an Eilein,in Christmas Island.
Adam Young accompanies Jason MacDonald and Anita MacDonald on piano and is one of the fine young players who continues the tradition of the energetic, yet haunting Cape Breton style piano. Young's playing harmonizes with the guitar, fiddle and vocals and also provides the driving dance rhythms necessary for step dancing.
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Portland, ME 04101
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